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30 Maharashtra Congress leaders propose Rahul Gandhi's nomination for party president post

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

Led by former chief minister Ashok Chavan, 30 leaders on Sunday proposed the nomination of party vice president for the post of party president.

This proposal comes days after secretary Shehzad Poonawalla called the process "rigged", citing he had the information that the delegates, who were going to vote for the party president election, were fixed.

Meanwhile, the proposal was signed by Ashok Chavan, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Patangrao Kadam, Naseem Khan and others. It will be sent to the Committee conducting the president post elections.

The process for the began with a notification on November 30.

The last date for filing nominations is December 4 and is also expected to file his nomination on the same day.

The final list of the candidates contesting the election will be published on December 11.

As many as 10 leaders had, on December 3, signed a proposal for the nomination of as the party president.

has been serving as the president of the party for over 19 years.

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 20:10 IST